Wagering on cricket may be a fun way to try your luck using the results of a game you love. However, it is never that fun when your bet falls short and you guess the outcome of a match incorrectly.
However, making an informed decision about who to bet on and what outcome to put your money behind is not always obvious. At these times, you may need to turn to someone with more experience and a proven track record of successful bets.
Thankfully, the internet abounds with people like this—tipsters sharing their knowledge, experience, and predictions with others. Many of them even do it for free.
Below, we’ve detailed how to spot great tipsters to help you in your pursuit of a win.
They Have Knowledge of the Game
The first and most important thing when looking for a tipster is to find someone who knows what they are talking about. After all, anyone on the internet can pose as a tipster and offer advice. However, if they don’t know what they’re talking about, you might be better off following your gut than listening to their tips.
Decent cricket tipsters have a deep knowledge of many different elements regarding betting on the sport. Amongst these is clearly understanding how the game works (including all the different formats such as T20, ODI, and test), knowing the details about each player and team and having researched different trends and past results.
A good tip provider bases their advice or tips on logical deductions using all this information and statistics. It is not simply a whim that they are feeling in their bones. Instead, their recommendations can be explained and reasoned using rock-solid information.
They Have Statistics That Back Them Up
The adage “if you want something done right, do it yourself” is highly applicable to tipsters. If they’re doing it correctly, the chances that their advice will help you are generally pretty good.
Therefore, it is always important to look at the statistics of the actual tipster before following their advice. In this regard, there are three main things that you should look for.
The strike of a tipster is simply how many times they’ve gotten it right and won. Think of it like a cricket game. Each time the tipster’s advice works out, they take a wicket. This wicket adds to their strike rate and proves they know what they are talking about.
Tipsters with a low strike rate may talk a big game. However, they may not always get it right, and their statistics will clearly show it. As such, it may be best not to follow a tipster who isn’t open about their strike rate.
The next thing to look for in the stats of a tipster is their average profit. A statistic like this could be shown as average profit per bet, over a specific period, or in total since they’ve begun betting.
A high average profit, however, isn’t the be-all and end-all of things to look for. Tipsters who wager higher amounts may win higher prize figures. Naturally, this will increase their average profit and make it look like they are doing well even if they’re not winning too often.
Return on Investment
The most important statistic other than the strike rate is a tipster’s return on investment (ROI), which illustrates what the tipster has actually made after all has been said and done.
A tipster’s ROI is calculated by taking their total profit (usually for a period) and dividing it by their total stake (or the amount they’ve wagered). The final result is generally multiplied by 100 to turn the ROI figure into a percentage.
Other Gamblers Trust Them
Because of the many tipsters that abound online, looking at statistics may not narrow down who you should choose to accept advice from. However, one sure-fire way to do this relies on other gamblers like yourself.
A tipster’s online reputation speaks volumes about whether they can be trusted to publish accurate stats about their own gambling. It also shows that many others follow their tips and have found success.
Therefore, when looking for a great cricket tipster, it is always a good idea to see what other punters say about them. If the consensus is that they’re a great place to find tips to aid your win, it is advisable to use them. However, if the opposite is true, it is best to keep looking.
They Don’t Charge a Fortune for Simple Tips
The saying “nothing in life is free” is a conundrum. For starters, there are plenty of great things that are free online. Among these is advice given by tipsters who claim to be doing it for the love of sharing their knowledge with others.
However, as a general rule, really good tipsters will charge a small fee for their services or work through a company (such as Tipstrr) that requires a subscription service in order to access tips. Doing this ensures that they get compensated for sharing their knowledge and for the careful research they conduct to make the predictions and provide the recommendations that they do.
Paying these tipsters reasonably is acceptable—especially if their advice leads you to bigger wins. However, it is best to err on the side of caution if the tipster you’re considering charges outrageous fees. They may simply be doing it to siphon money from unsuspecting punters without providing valuable tips that could lead them to a notable win.